Danville Express

Newsfront - April 6, 2007

Looking to 'Lend a Hand'

About 200 volunteers are gathering to Lend a Hand in the community through the Community Presbyterian Church and the Town of Danville. The program is in its fourth year, helping seniors and families with limited resources with free yard cleanup and minor home repairs.

"People assume residents in our community are all affluent, but there are many people on fixed incomes or who have health issues and struggle to maintain their properties," said Jenn Overmoe, program coordinator for Danville. "With Lend a Hand, we reach out in our local community. Our partnership with CPC has enabled the town to expand the number of individuals being served."

This year's event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 28. To volunteer to join a work crew or to volunteer your home to have some chores done, contact Overmoe by April 10 at 314-3476.

The Town of Danville also will provide supervision and activities for children ages 3 to 10 whose parents who are assisting with the project. For arrangements, call Overmoe at the same telephone number.

"Helping those who cannot help themselves is what creates a strong sense of community," said Michelle Lacy, recreation services manager. "Danville residents care about their community and their neighbors, which makes this a great place to live."


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